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Kawasaki Eliminator 500 vs Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650

Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 and Kawasaki Eliminator 500 compete for consumers in the 500-600cc bike segment. Here is a complete comparison of motorcycles that takes into account every factor, including price, engine, dimensions, and design.

Japanese automobile company Kawasaki is stepping up its cruiser bike game with the introduction of the Eliminator 500 in the Indian market. Previously, the only competitor for the automaker in this market was the Vulcan S. But the brand has returned to the market with its recent introduction. 

Royal Enfield Super 650, the latest bike made in India, will struggle to grab the attention of consumers. We have compared both motorcycles here for the benefit of all potential buyers in this market.

Kawasaki Eliminator 500 vs Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650: Design

With its classic cruiser-style design, low rider seat, comfortable stance, and height-adjusted grips, the Eliminator 500 has a sleek look. The bike also has circular LED headlamps. Based on the brand’s trellis frame, which takes inspiration from the Ninja 400, the motorcycle also gets an exoskeleton that gives it a sturdy look. The metallic flat black spark color makes the motorcycle even more ominous.

The Royal Enfield Meteor 650 meets every requirement to be classified as a cruiser motorcycle. The motorcycle features a large gasoline tank, extended fenders, circular LED headlamps, and indicators – all traditional design features. The colors available are Celestial Red, Celestial Blue, Astral Blue, Astral Black, Interstellar Green, and Interstellar Grey.

Kawasaki Eliminator 500 vs Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650: Dimension

The dimensions of the Kawasaki Eliminator 500 are 2,250 mm in length, 785 mm in width, and 1,100 mm in height, with a 1,520 mm wheelbase. The motorcycle has a 13-liter gasoline tank and 150 mm of ground clearance. Seat height is 1,100 mm.

In contrast, the Royal Enfield Super Meteor has a wheelbase of 1,500 mm. Its height is 1155 mm, width is 890 mm, and length is 2,260 mm. It has a sizable 15.7-litre fuel tank and 135 mm ground clearance. Seat height is 740 mm.

Kawasaki Eliminator 500 vs Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650: Hardware

Kawasaki has twin 90 mm shock absorbers at the rear and 120 mm telescopic fork suspension at the front. With a 240 mm disc at the rear and a 310 mm disc at the front, it has dual-piston disc brakes at both ends. On the other hand, the Super Meteor 650 has a 101 mm twin shock with preload adjustment at the rear and a 120 mm upside-down telescopic fork at the front. For braking, there are 320 mm and 300 mm disc dual piston brakes for the front and rear ends, respectively.

Kawasaki Eliminator 500 vs Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650: Engine and Specs

A small 451 cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine that produces 44 bhp of power at 6,000 rpm and 42 Nm of peak torque powers the Kawasaki Eliminator 500. The gearbox that comes with this engine has six speeds.

A 648-cc air-cooled parallel-twin engine powers the Royal Enfield Super Meteor. This engine produces 52 Nm torque and 45 bhp power at 5650 rpm. It has a six-speed transmission.

Kawasaki Eliminator 500 vs Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650: Price

Compared to the Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650, which has a starting price of Rs 3.64 lakh (ex-showroom), the Kawasaki Eliminator 500 has a much higher starting price of Rs 5.62 lakh (ex-showroom).

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